Fastest growing evergreen vines

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Fastest growing evergreen vines
Use fast-growing evergreen vines to cover walls and fences. (ivy image by chrisharvey from Fotolia.com)

Evergreen vines create green foliage all year long. Fast-growing vines will quickly cover unsightly walls, fences or work well as groundcover in places in your landscape where other plants will not grow. Some of the fastest growing vines also produce beautiful blossoms that enhance the plant's appearance and attract wildlife. Choose fast-growing evergreen vines suited for your location for best results and understand any specific needs of the plants, such as how much sunlight is needed and whether the vines require support.

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Yellow Allamanda

Yellow allamanda, or allamanda cathartica, is also known as brown bud allamanda. This evergreen, spreading vine quickly covers areas, requires no support and produces large flowers shaped like trumpets in bright yellow colours. Other varieties, like cherries jubilee, produce vivid red flowers during the warmer months in place of the yellow blooms. Yellow allanmanda grows best in USDA hardiness zones 9B through 11, but can grow as an annual in other areas. Typical uses for this evergreen vine include groundcover, self-supporting focal plants or as quick cover for arbors and other types of support. Plant this vine in areas with full sun or partial shade.

Bush Ivy

Bush ivy, or fatshedera lizei, is also commonly called tree ivy, botanical wonder and aralia ivy. This fast-growing evergreen is a combination of two popular plants: Irish ivy and Japanese fatsia. Bush ivy naturally grows up and will continue to until it falls from the plant's weight and then the vine grows upward again forming a self-supported vinelike shrub. This evergreen vine grows best in USDA zones 8 to 11 in areas providing partial to full shade and may display tiny white blossoms in the fall. Gardeners use bush ivy as groundcover or tie the vines against a wall, trellis, fence or other support.

Clock Vine

Clock vine, or thunbergia grandifloria, goes by many names including sky flower, Bengal clock vine and sky vine. This fast-growing evergreen vine produces showy tubular blossoms in colours such as blues, whites, yellows or purples that make the plant resemble morning glory varieties. Native to India, clock vine grows best in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11. This type of a fast-growing flowering vine requires support, prefers rich soil and grows best with full sun in the mornings and shady afternoons. Clock vine grows quickly covering fences, trellises or other types of support structures.

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